Some Random Updates

#1: The Flametroll's candidate of choice, Tim Carpenter, did not win in his primary election. Vote for somebody else for all I care.

#2: The story was broken here, a Flametroll exclusive. We were informed that Jason might be opening for Switchfoot. Well, after some further research, it has been confirmed. He will be (one of?) the opening act(s?) for Switchfoot at the Rave in Milwaukee on October 20.

Thought of the Day

I pass a Starbuck's between my dorm and classes every day. Every time I go by, it occurs to me that "barista" sounds more like a South American rebel group than a guy who serves coffee.

"Sir, the baristas attacked our fortified position then retreated into the mountains."

Vote Tim Carpenter!

After much deliberation, the Flametroll Editorial staff has decided to back State Senator Tim Carpenter in the Wisconsin 4th congressional district primary. To tell you the truth, we have no idea where Senator Carpenter stands on any issues. We don't even know what party he belongs to. What we do know is that he knows what it takes to get elected in the great state of Wisconsin.
As a member of the editorial board was walking down Wisconsin Avenue this morning, a man handed him a Carpenter for Congress business card-sized flier. The front was typical of campaign material. It was blue on top and red on bottom with a white star shooting a white trail across the middle. It said "Carpenter for Congress" and included what is probably the blandest slogan ever--"He Speaks for Us." But the front isn't what captivated our staff and captured out support.
On the back, rather than a listing of campaign promises or quotes of support from influential people, was a Packer schedule. After Week 1 (September 13 vs. Carolina), was the date "September 14 Vote Carpenter!" Talk about knowing your audience. If any member of our editorial board was registered to vote in Wisconsin, we would suurely vote for Carpenter based solely in this criteria.

Long Time No See

I haven't really been busy this weekend, but I haven't gotten around to posting either. I'll just catch you up on my weekend highlight--going 13-3 in ping-pong over the course of two days.